Several injured after major accident in eastbound Bay Bridge tunnel

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SAN FRANCISCO (TBEN SF) — First responders were on scene Thursday afternoon to a major accident that left several injured in a tunnel on the east side of the Bay Bridge.

The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) first tweeted about the accident at around 1:08 p.m., noting that there were several injuries and that drivers should avoid the eastern side of the Bay Bridge.

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Initially, the SFFD’s injured count was six people, but at 1:34 p.m. the department tweeted that 18 people were injured and four ambulances were called to take as many victims as possible to nearby hospitals.

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None of the injuries were fatal, SFFD said.

At 1:54 p.m., SFFD tknew the accident was secured. Crews treated a total of 16 people at the scene – eight adults and eight juveniles. Only two victims had to be taken to hospital.

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All lanes were open, but emergency services warned of traffic delays.

This story is ongoing and will be updated with more details as they are learned.

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